Syphilis: Everything You Need To Know

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Antibiotics can resolve it in the early stages. Without treatment, however, it can lead to disability, neurological disorders, and even death. The bacterium Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) causes syphilis. The four stages of the disease are: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. People who have bipolar disorder can have periods in which they feel overly happy and energized and other periods of feeling very sad, hopeless, and sluggish. In between those […]

Baby Maintenance: Baths, Nails, and Hair

Unfortunately for new parents, babies don’t come with instruction manuals. So when it comes to even the simplest tasks, like baths and nail trimming, some parents feel confused. If you’re unsure about the baby grooming basics, here’s a handy guide to help make hygiene as easy as loving your baby.   Taking Care of Baby: […]

Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Heart disease refers to any problem affecting the heart, such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, and heart failure. Lifestyle choices can prevent many of these conditions, and medication can help manage them if they occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the […]

What causes Flu?

What is flu? Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that attacks the lungs, nose, and throat. It’s a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to distinguish between the two illnesses. In most cases, flu symptoms are […]

Asthma: Types, Causes, Treatment, and Diagnosis

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways. It causes wheezing and breathing difficulties. There are different types, such as childhood, adult-onset, seasonal, and workplace-related asthma. Asthma causes the inside walls of the airways, or the bronchial tubes, to become swollen and inflamed. During an asthma attack, the airways swell, the muscles around them […]

Healthy Sleep: Everything You Need to Know

Understanding healthy sleep In today’s fast-paced world, a good night’s sleep has become something of an indulgence. It’s fallen down our list of priorities behind work, chores, social time, and entertainment. However, sleep shouldn’t be a luxury. It’s as important to your physical and mental health as food and water. The body’s need for sleep […]

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding the Symptoms

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when cancer that started in the breast spreads to another part of the body. It’s also known as stage 4 breast cancer. There isn’t a cure currently for metastatic breast cancer, but treatments can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and prolong life. The outlook for people with metastatic breast […]

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Chest pain was thought to be a universal symptom of heart attacks for a long time, but in reality, the symptoms vary based on several factors, including gender, age, and health profile. Decades of research have proven that heart attack symptoms aren’t so clear-cut. Here’s the latest research on heart attack symptoms to help you […]

The Effects of HIV on the Body

Most people are likely familiar with HIV, but they may not know how it can affect the body. HIV destroys CD4 cells (also called T cells or helper cells), which are critical to the immune system. CD4 cells are responsible for keeping people healthy and protecting them from common diseases and infections. As HIV gradually […]